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Nancy Shaw (1880 - 1974)

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Nancy Shaw
1880 - 1974
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August 18, 1880
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December 1974
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New Britain, Hartford County, Connecticut 06052
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Nancy Shaw was born on August 18, 1880. She died in December 1974 at 94 years of age. We know that Nancy Shaw had been residing in New Britain, Hartford County, Connecticut 06052.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Nancy Shaw died in December 1974 at age 94. She was born on August 18, 1880. There is no information about Nancy's family or relationships. We know that Nancy Shaw had been residing in New Britain, Hartford County, Connecticut 06052.
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In 1880, in the year that Nancy Shaw was born, in October, the "Blizzard of 1880" began in North America - considered the most severe winter ever known in the US. Many areas were snowbound throughout the whole winter, which was made famous in Laura Ingalls Wilder's book The Long Winter.

In 1905, by the time she was 25 years old, the first movie theater opened in the United States in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was the first theater to show nothing but movies - silent films. Two men, John P. Harris and his brother-in-law Harry Davis, opened the Nickelodeon on Smithfield Street - charging 5 cents for admission. The first day, 450 people watched movies at the new theater - on the second day, more than 1500 people stood in line to get in.

In 1929, by the time she was 49 years old, the St. Valentine's Day Massacre happened on February 14th. In Chicago, seven men from the North Side Irish gang were gunned down by Al Capone's South Side Italian gang at the garage at 2122 North Clark Street. Al Capone was making a successful move to take over Chicago's organized crime. But the St. Valentine's Day massacre also resulted in a public outcry against all gangsters.

In 1938, when she was 58 years old, on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1974, in the year of Nancy Shaw's passing, on August 9th, Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States. He had been Vice President for 8 months when he became President due to the resignation of President Nixon.

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